Scouting News

  • Venturing as a Church Ministry Webinar

    April 11th, 2014

    Amanda Vogt will lead a webinar on Venturing Church and Scout leaders are invited to attend a webinar provided by Programs of Religious Activities with Youth (PRAY) April 15, 7 p.m. Central Time Amanda Vogt, past National Venturing president and member … read more

  • A scouting organization loses ties with church

    April 10th, 2014

    Nashville, Tenn.: A scouting organization has lost its affiliation with United Methodist organizations. The National Association of United Methodist Scouters (NAUMS) was formerly affiliated with the General Commission on United Methodist Men, the National Association… read more

  • God and Country class starts journey to ordination

    April 3rd, 2014

    By The Rev. Christopher D. Owens When working with young people, we never know the huge impact we may be making on a life. Case in point: over 30 years ago, the Rev. Dr. Ken Lyons taught a God and Country class for local Cub Scouts. A boy’s … read more

  • UMM Foundation forms partnership with UMC Foundation

    March 6th, 2014

    Larry Coppock (left) gives a report on scouting ministries to the UMM Foundation, meeting Feb. 27 in Nashville. NASHVILLE, Tenn.––The United Methodist Church Foundation, an agency managing $108 million in long-term funds, will promote the UMM… read more

  • UMC tops list of denominations using PRAY awards

    February 13th, 2014

    The Rev. Mark Dicken, pastor of Trinity UMC in Elkhart, Ind., present PRAY Awards to five Scouts and a Cross and Flame Award to Craig Fulmer (right). ST. LOUIS, Mo––A total of 23,972 young people earned PRAY (Programs of Religious Activities… read more

  • Scout leader prepares a 40-day spiritual-formation guide

    February 11th, 2014

    AUGUSTA, Ga.––A Scout executive, has developed a 40-day meditation guide to help people  think theologically about their role in scouting and to sample various spiritual practices leading to a closer relationship with God. Ty LaValley, a UM … read more